Curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
The curricula from these departments are geared towards training Doctors of Veterinary Medicine at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels who are capable of undertaking:
 Training of the next generation in the fields of Veterinary Pharmacology, Toxicology, Physiology and Biochemistry
 Cutting edge research in Drug discovery and development, Pharmacokinetics, Drug monitoring in biological systems, pharmaceutical product evaluation and standardization, Monitoring and regulation of Environmental contamination and pollution
 National and international monitoring of drug and chemical residues in products from food animals
 Drug and chemical regulation and monitoring through national and international agencies saddled with this responsibility of quality assurance
These goals are achieved through our curricula which cover the aspects of:
Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Systemic Pharmacology
Biochemistry of drug and chemical metabolism in animals
General and Advanced Toxicology
Drug discovery and development from medicinal plant, mineral and biological sources
Drug and chemical residue monitoring and evaluation in biological systems and the ecosystem
Courses offered in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes include:

Undergraduate Programme
 VPC I: General Pharmacology – History and basic principles of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology including drug forms, excretion, mechanisms of action and drug quantization. General pharmacology of the autonomic and central nervous systems
 VPC II: Systemic Pharmacology – Drug action on digestive, renal, cardiovascular, endocrine, reproductive and respiratory systems of animals. Principles of hypersensitivity, histamines, serotonin, prostaglandins and related drugs. Anti-inflammatory drugs
 VPC III: Chemotherapy – A study of chemotherapeutic agents including anti-protozoan, anti-cancer drugs, anthelmintics, antiseptics, disinfectants, vitamins and immune-therapeutic drugs.
 VPC IV: Veterinary Toxicology – General principles of toxicology. Toxicology of heavy metals, poisonous plants, toxins, nitrates, cyanides and environmental poison. Toxicological antidotes and clinical usages.
 VPC V: Veterinary Pharmacy -Principles of drug compounding, measurements, formulation and monitoring in biological systems. Therapeutic strategies, choice of drugs and monitoring of therapeutic responses. Organization of Veterinary Pharmacy and inventory in a Veterinary hospital

M.Sc. Veterinary Pharmacology Programme
 VPC 711: Advanced General Pharmacology – Principles of pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Mechanisms of drug action, biotransformation, Bioavailability and Drug quantification in biological systems and the environment
 VPC 712: Advanced Systemic Pharmacology I – Detailed study of pharmacology of the digestive, renal, and cardiovascular systems.
 VPC 713: Advanced Immunopharmacology – Advanced study of pharmacology of the endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular and immune systems
 VPC 714: Advanced Neuropharmacology – Detailed study of the mechanisms and actions of drugs, chemicals and xenobiotics on the central and autonomic nervous systems
 VPC 725: Advanced Chemotherapy – Preliminary and advanced study of chemotherapeutic agents including antimicrobial, anti-protozoan, anticancer, anthelminthics, antiseptics, disinfectants, vitamins, immunotherapeutic agents
 VPC 726: Advanced Veterinary Toxicology – Detailed study on toxic substances in biological systems and the environment including heavy metals, toxins of animal and plant origin, environmental pollution, food additives, pesticides. Monitoring of these substances in biological systems and the environment
 VPC 727: Research methods in Veterinary Pharmacology – Principles and use of cutting-edge research techniques in Pharmacology and Toxicology research including chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrometry, animal disease models, cell and tissue cultures/ preparations
 VPC 728: Special problems in Pharmacology: a seminar discussion on current problems in pharmacology and research efforts on probable solutions
 VPC 730: Advanced Environmental Toxicology – Detailed study of terrestrial and aquatic toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental pollution and agrochemicals
 VPC 731: Advanced Systemic Pharmacology II: Detailed study of pharmacology of the respiratory, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems and skin. Principles of hypersensitivity, histamines, serotonin, prostaglandins, related drugs. Anti-inflammatory drugs, oxidative stress markers

Doctoral Programme
A degree programme by research leading to the award of a Ph.D. in Veterinary Pharmacology can be carried out in minimum of three (3) years for full-time and four (4) years part-time.

Our research and teaching laboratories are:
 Veterinary Pharmacology Laboratory
 Drug Discovery and Development Laboratory

Affiliated research laboratories are:
 Veterinary Biochemistry Laboratory
 Veterinary Physiology Laboratory
 Cardio-renal Laboratory